- a clumsy, awkward person
- a stupid or dull person
Origin of klutzfrom Yiddish klots, literally , wooden block, beam from MHG; akin to cleat, clod
- A clumsy person.
- A stupid person; a dolt.
Origin of klutzYiddish klots from Middle High German kloz block, lump from Old High German
From the Yiddish קלאָץ (klots, “wooden beam”), cognate with German Klotz (“block, lump”).
- A surname.